WHERE DESPAIR FLOURISHES
AND GALLOWS REIGN
During one day, this documentary movie carries us along the human being in the last stage of his life. Longing to gone by times, we become absorbed in a world where the clock has stopped. We see the struggle with loss, sorrow and loneliness. Insanity and death are on the doorstep. The future seems a dying comprehension.
How do we react on this as a human being? Is there resignation or do we cling to an illusion that vanishes like sand in our hands?
The film is, without being any accusation or social statement, a subjective mirror of the filmmakers. It is an effort to come to grips with the unavoidable reality and the ruthlessness of it.
"A theme that matters, brought in a delicate, convincing way, without frills. Straight to the heart."
BELGIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION
"A pearl of serenity, emotion, beauty, accompanied and carried by the beautiful music of Arvo Pärt.
Hij is langs d’ouden Styx gegaan
waar wanhoop bloeit en galgen staan
Lijden leert ons veel begrijpen,
doet prille jeugd tot wijsheid rijpen.
De Banneling - Willem Elsschot
Title Where Despair Flourishes and Gallows Reign
Original title Waar Wanhoop Bloeit en Galgen Staan
Genre drama, human interest
Photography Joachim Dejonghe, Pieter De Saeger
Editing Joachim Dejonghe, Pieter De Saeger
Sound design Ruud Poppe
Colorgrading Tom Mulder (ACE)
Running time 30'
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Dolby Digital
Director Joachim Dejonghe, Pieter De Saeger
Producers Joachim Dejonghe, Pieter De Saeger
2014 Best Documentary, Canvas & FilmAngel.tv